A Summer Meal Side Dish

June 20, 2013

If you're like me, then you find it difficult to eat hot, heavy meals on hot summer days. You also find it difficult to keep the dinner menu fresh and different. Well this evening is one of those hot summer days and I am all out of unique dishes to come up with. But, I dug around in the fridge, freezer, and pantry and decided that with the ingredients I have a cold pasta salad would be just the trick for an enjoyable meal. Not only is it going to be a cold delight for dinner, but it was so simple to put together!

Easy Peasy Cold Pasta
  • What You'll Need
    • 1 cup whole grain rotini pasta noodles
    • 1 bag steamable broccoli 
    • 1 bag steamable corn
    • 1 package imitation crab meat
    • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
    • 1-2 TBSP lemon juice (or to your liking)
    • Salt to your tasting
  • What You'll Do
    • Cook your pasta noodles, then drain, and let cool.
    • Steam broccoli and corn (separately).
    • Cut up the crab into edible bites.
    • Add the broccoli (just the florets), corn, crab, and pasta.
    • Toss the mayo, lemon juice, and salt in with the pasta and other ingredients.
    • Put in the fridge for at least thirty minutes or longer if you have the time!